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  • At 100th anniversary, Md. Legal Aid seeing record caseload

    At 100th anniversary, Md. Legal Aid seeing record caseload
    In happier times, David Gaines would have been able to find a job. The 57-year-old Annapolis man was laid off in 2009 from his job as a sales manager for a company that supplied the drums, cones and message boards that alert motorists to construction....
  • Baltimore housing authority racking up legal bills for lead cases

    The Housing Authority of Baltimore City often cites a lack of funds to explain its refusal to pay nearly $12 million in court-ordered judgments to former public housing residents who suffered permanent lead-paint poisoning as children. But the city's...
  • Harford executive gets reimbursed for legal bills in state investigation

    Harford executive gets reimbursed for legal bills in state investigation
    An in-house lawyer, who works for Harford County Executive David Craig and his administration, says Craig was within his rights to request reimbursement of more than $18,000 in legal fees Craig personally incurred after he hired outside counsel to...
  • Va. law firm hit with penalty for loan-modification work

    Maryland regulators said Tuesday that a Virginia law firm must pay a $489,000 penalty for charging homeowners upfront fees to help them seek loan modifications — in violation of state law — and blanketing Maryland with advertisements despite...
  • Maryland environmental law clinic focuses on enforcement

    Maryland environmental law clinic focuses on enforcement
    Thelma Boyd and her Cheverly-area neighbors were at their wits' end when they connected with the University of Maryland's environmental law clinic. She and other residents of distressed, predominantly black neighborhoods on the outskirts of Washington...
  • Report: Agency failed to stop foreclosure abuses

    The federal agency overseeing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac failed to stop abuses by the mortgage giants' network of foreclosure attorneys for years before problems surfaced in news accounts, according to a report released Tuesday. The inspector general for...
  • Columbia law firm recognizes two employees

    Heather Swan, an attorney with the Columbia law firm of Carney, Kelehan, Bresler, Bennett & Scherr, LLP, has been accepted as a member of the 2012 Leadership Essentials class administered by Leadership Howard County. Leadership Essentials, a six month...
  • Union says Westminster police misspending money

    Union says Westminster police misspending money
    Rank-and-file police officers are accusing the small department in Westminster of misspending money seized from drug suspects by buying iPads and iPhones for top commanders. The Carroll County Fraternal Order of Police, through a Baltimore law firm it...
  • Self-help center expands free legal services statewide

    A legal self-help center at the District Court in Glen Burnie is now offering free legal advice beyond Anne Arundel County, extending its reach statewide via the Internet and a call-in service launched last week. "This is a way to expand the service...
  • Baltimore County parking legislation lacks transparency, critics say

    Some community activists in Baltimore County are worried that a proposal to make certain shopping centers' parking lots smaller would lack transparency. Under a bill sponsored by Councilmen John Olszewski Sr.and Kenneth Oliver, owners of shopping centers...
  • Speaking of the law

    Speaking of the law
    Augustus F. "Gus" Brown, principal in the law firm of Brown, Brown & Young, P.A., in Bel Air, was a featured professor recently in a combined University of Maryland Carey School of Law and University of Baltimore School of Law third-year law student...
  • Ehrlich paid $168,000 for Schurick lawyers

    Ehrlich paid $168,000 for Schurick lawyers
    Former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. used $168,000 of leftover campaign funds to pay for defense attorneys for Paul Schurick, his longtime aide who was convicted on charges of electoral fraud rising out of Ehrlich's failed run against Gov. Martin O'Malley in...